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4 N.J.A.R. 216

Ocean County Board of Social Services v. G., L
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Citation: 4 N.J.A.R. 216
Decision Date: 1982
Agency: DIVISION OF PUBLIC WELFARE
Synopsis: A local Board of Social Services determined that a certain portion of respondent's educational grants should be included in her income level for the purpose of determining her eligibility level for food stamps. The administrative law judge found that the respondent, a college student, received $4,270 in educational grants for the prior academic year, while her actual tuition and mandatory fees totaled $3,446. The judge noted that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:87-5.9 to the extent an educational grant is used for tuition and mandatory school fees, the grants are not included in income for Food Stamp purposes. The balance of the educational grant was earmarked by the respondent's college to cover the costs of books and transportation. The judge found that the earmarking was sufficient to remove the entire amount of the grant from consideration as income. Accordingly, the administrative law judge ordered that the Board recompute the respondent's benefits based upon an exclusion of the grant from income.
Rule(s) Cited: 10:87-5.9